California

Discover California Automotive Museums, Events, and History.

AirCaliforniaMilitaryWestern

Estrella Warbird Museum

The Estrella Warbirds Museum is dedicated to the restoration and preservation of military aircraft, military vehicles, and memorabilia of those who flew and worked on military aircraft. Their approach, however, is not to glorify conflict but rather to make a future...

Read More

Estrella Warbird Museum

Discover California Automotive Museums, Events, and History.

.

CALIFORNIA

California, a western U.S. state, stretches from the Mexican border along the Pacific for nearly 900 miles. Its terrain includes cliff-lined beaches, redwood forest, the Sierra Nevada Mountains, Central Valley farmland and the Mojave Desert. The city of Los Angeles is the seat of the Hollywood entertainment industry. Hilly San Francisco is known for the Golden Gate Bridge, Alcatraz Island, and cable cars.

AUTOMOTIVE HISTORY

In 1867, a group in Los Angeles built what was likely Southern California’s first home-built horseless carriage, in a shop on West Fifth Street. The four-cylinder, gasoline-powered carriage, built by S.D. Sturgis and J. Philip Erie was tested on the city streets of LA in preparation for a trial run to San Bernardino. The vehicle operated with some success around LA, but continual mechanical issues prevented it from making the trip to San Bernardino.

Sign up for updates

Find Museums By Area

donate caramerican musclestudebaker golden hawkwp enginexeric watch

YOU MAY ALSO LIKE

NortheastPennsylvania
AACA Museum, Inc.

AACA Museum, Inc.

AACA Museum, Inc. at Hershey is a professionally staffed, collecting institution presenting semi-permanent and temporary exhibitions. Exhibitions are supported by educational programs for school and community audiences. It sponsors workshops and other activities...

Read More

automotive museum guide

get updates

Sign up to get updates about automotive museums right to your mailbox. Don't miss a thing. It's FREE.

Stay up to Update

Learn about North America's Automotive Museums you can visit.

Translate »